Economic well-being is one crucial aspect of family well-being. The goals of the Family Economic Well-being project are to:
- document the economic well-being of families using different measures (e.g., poverty, employment, middle-class status),
- track economic well-being over macroeconomic and policy changes,
- estimate the effects of caregiving activities on employment, and
- identify and evaluate policies (e.g., paid family leave) that support working families.
This project produces research-based evidence to inform policy and practice that promotes family economic well-being. The research is primarily based on analyses of large, population-based national survey data (e.g., American Community Survey and Consumer Expenditure Survey) as well as local data.